The Big Tree Trunk

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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!


John 15:7

If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.


The great metaphor by Jesus in John 15 is of the vine or tree trunk and the branches. He tells us that He (Jesus) is “The Big Tree Trunk,” and that we the “Followers Of Jesus” are the branches. He says if we stay connected to Him, and if we keep His Word in our heart, anything we ask for will be given to us.


Of course, Jesus is the Author of this Word, and He is the Judge for every one of our “Asks.” By that, I mean He is the one who knows if we have really purposed to stay attached to Him and whether or not His Word has truly abided in us. So often, if we’re not careful, we serve God out of convenience. When the pressure comes, we are tempted to detach from “The Big Tree Trunk.” Consequently, if we’re continually detaching from “The Big Tree Trunk” when it doesn’t feel “Convenient” or “Politically Correct” to stay attached, then we’re not really remaining in “HIM.” Thus, His Word is not remaining in “US.” When this happens, our prayers are not answered in the fashion we had hoped for. Here’s the truth … Jesus Promised! But we must follow His prescription for answered prayer. Stay attached to … “The Big Tree Trunk.”


Dear Jesus,

This passage woke me up this AM!! I realize I’m just a Branch. I only have real life when I stay connected to “The Big Tree Trunk.” I will, with Your help. Amen

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  • Yanick Lacroix Reply

    I think that when I remain attached to the word of God by obedience and frequent meditation, I not only see my prayers answered but, I am kept from evil. The word Jesus had pronounced are spirit and life. He is the source of peace, joy and abundant life.

    August 13, 2015 at 9:43 am
  • Tracy Jackson Reply

    Today’s word was powerful. It really made me think about my actions and to remember that I am only a branch.

    August 13, 2015 at 11:47 am

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